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British art / by R.M.Y. Gleadowe

Book
1934 (published)
Artist/Maker

British art / by R.M.Y. Gleadowe.
Gleadowe, Reginald Morier Yorke, b. 1888.

Publisher:
[London] : British Broadcasting Corporation, [1934] (Birmingham : printed at the Kynoch Press).

Description:
viii p., 32 p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.

Series:
BBC talks pamphlet

Series:
BBC talks pamphlet

Notes:
Caption title.
Synopsis of 6 broadcast talks, Jan. 14-Feb. 18, 1934, with an introductory essay (p. i-iii) by W.G. Constable.
Illustrated paper wrappers in black and cream, designed by Eric Ravilious.

Bibliography:
"List of illustrations": p. ix.
"Books to read and look at": p. vii-viii.

Subjects:
Art, British
England -- Art.

Genre or Form:
Typographica -- England 1934.
Illustrated wrappers (book covers) -- England 1934.

Names:
Constable, W. G. (William George), 1887-1972.
Ravilious, Eric William, 1903-1942, cover designer.
British Broadcasting Corporation, publisher.
Kynoch Press, printer.
National Art Library (Great Britain). Jobbing Printing Collection.




Object details

Categories
Object type
TitleBritish art / by R.M.Y. Gleadowe (published title)
Materials and techniques
Printed booklet
Brief description
British art / by R.M.Y. Gleadowe. [London] : British Broadcasting Corporation, [1934] (Birmingham : printed at the Kynoch Press). Ravilious, Eric William, 1903-1942, cover designer.
Physical description
British art / by R.M.Y. Gleadowe.
Gleadowe, Reginald Morier Yorke, b. 1888.

Publisher:
[London] : British Broadcasting Corporation, [1934] (Birmingham : printed at the Kynoch Press).

Description:
viii p., 32 p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.

Series:
BBC talks pamphlet

Series:
BBC talks pamphlet

Notes:
Caption title.
Synopsis of 6 broadcast talks, Jan. 14-Feb. 18, 1934, with an introductory essay (p. i-iii) by W.G. Constable.
Illustrated paper wrappers in black and cream, designed by Eric Ravilious.

Bibliography:
"List of illustrations": p. ix.
"Books to read and look at": p. vii-viii.

Subjects:
Art, British
England -- Art.

Genre or Form:
Typographica -- England 1934.
Illustrated wrappers (book covers) -- England 1934.

Names:
Constable, W. G. (William George), 1887-1972.
Ravilious, Eric William, 1903-1942, cover designer.
British Broadcasting Corporation, publisher.
Kynoch Press, printer.
National Art Library (Great Britain). Jobbing Printing Collection.




Dimensions
  • Height: 25cm (Note: From NAL catalogue)
Style
Production typeMass produced
Gallery label
British art: BBC talks pamphlet London, 1934 Listening to the radio was a part of daily life for most British people by the 1930s. The BBC increased public awareness of modernist ideas through broadcasts on art and architecture, and by commissioning progressive designs for its publications, which complemented the programmes. Integrating typography, text, illustration and decoration, this scraperboard cover fuses modern design with traditional technique. Screenprint Cover designed by Eric Ravilious (1903–42) Issued by the British Broadcasting Corporation Printed at the Kynoch Press in Birmingham Museum no. 38041800168379(2018)
Object history
From a collection of examples of commercial printing and design including catalogues and books as well as a variety of ephemera such as magazine covers, promotional cards, loose sheets, book plates, book jackets, trade cards, advertisement proofs, wine labels, menu cards etc. Firms include Shell-Mex, Austin Reed, Guinness, Heals, Imperial Airways, Orient Line. Designers include McKnight Kauffer, El Lissitsky, Bawden, Bayer, Gill, Tschichold. Categories of material include architecture, broadcasting, costume, interior design, motor industry, food and drink.

In 1936 the National Art Library decided to lay the foundations of a "collection of commercial typography and to exhibit contemporary specimens from time to time so that the trend of typographic design, both in this country and abroad, could be appraised by students of industrial art". The Keeper of the Library, Philip James was largely instrumental in acquiring the material. The bulk of the collection consists of examples from the 1930s, especially 1936 - 1939, with a smattering of items from the 1940s.
The collection is further supplemented with material from the 1960s which the Library inherited from the Circulation Department of the Museum after its closure in 1978. As these two groups of material stand as historic collections in their own right, any further examples acquired by the Library have been catalogued individually and not added to this designated 'closed collection'.
Currently uncatalogued. A typescript list is available on request at the Main Counter; this list does not include the material inherited from the Circulation Department.

Other numbers
  • Jobbing Printing Box 9 - NAL Pressmark
  • 38354 - Horizon bib. number
Collection
Library number
38041800168379

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